A key advantage of the MSR Wetland is its ultra low energy consumption. On projects where long term operating costs are a factor, these systems are highly competitive having less energy consumption and low associated emissions. The aerobic phase is achieved with a trickling filter process which is significantly more efficient than a package plant aerated system of similar capacity and performance.
The MSR Wetland system utilizes civil engineering materials which are locally available in most areas. The use of local materials allows a competitive capital cost, which varies from region to region according to local prices.
Because the primary treatment in the MSR Wetland harnesses self-regulating natural processes powered by photosynthesis little maintenance is required. This provides a significant advantage over mechanical treatment options and lower O & M costs for the long term.